the shelby residences

The Shelby Residences offers sleek, chic urban living in East Dallas’ University Crossing neighborhood. It’s about to get even better with the unveiling of their new rooftop deck during a fall social on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Take in the stunning downtown Dallas views from this newly completed space, with multiple seating areas and fire pits. While you’re there, take a tour of the model home, designed by Cheryl Ketner Interiors, along with several of the remaining 10 homes available for purchase.

The evening will include a festive fall theme, courtesy of West Elm, whose designers will be decorating the Owners’ Lounge and Rooftop Deck with new fall accessories. One of their designers will be onsite to answer any questions about West Elm’s products and give design tips.

“The fall social will also feature DJ and Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s agent Jeff Mitchell, popular from ‘Decks on the Park,’ spinning tunes to keep the vibe fun and social,” said The Shelby Residences’ Sales Director Denise Edmondson. “Our visitors can indulge in a free craft beer tasting from Firestone Walker Brewing, or other spirits, complemented by finger foods from Central Market.”

For those with a thirst for knowledge, don’t miss an update on the Mockingbird Pedestrian Bridge from Patrick Sanders, Executive Director of the University Crossing Public Improvement District, at 6:30 p.m. The bridge is under construction just steps from The Shelby Residences and will be a welcome addition to the neighborhood, connecting residents to the shops and restaurants of Mockingbird Station and linking up with trails to Uptown.


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If it’s all about location, location, location, then The Shelby Residences in East Dallas’ new University Crossing neighborhood has it nailed.

Situated near Mockingbird Lane and Greenville Avenue at 5609 SMU Blvd., this 55-unit contemporary residence is just steps away from The Katy Trail, and a five-minute walk to Mockingbird Station and the DART light rail, making most of Dallas a train ride away.

This puts residents in the heart of one of the most desirable parts of Dallas—there are over 20 restaurants within walking distance! It’s just one of the reasons Phases I and II are over 75 percent sold out, and phase III sales are brisk.

Visit to this up-and-coming neighborhood and its most stylish condos on Tuesday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m. for a Special Evening Open House at The Shelby Residences. Stop by for light bites and beverages, live music from Dan Quinn Band, and a trunk show from the Trunk Club Dallas.

During the event, take a guided tour of the two beautiful model homes designed by Cheryl Ketner Interiors. Don’t miss the residence’s onsite amenities; highlights include an outdoor rooftop terrace with fire pits and seating areas, a dog park, and a fully equipped fitness center.


Update 11:54 pm: I’m told the building was completely sold out to a developer who revamped it in 2005. No active foreclosures now, but like life anywhere, you can never say never.

This unit at the historic Santa Fe Terminal Building #2 , also known as “SoCo Urban Lofts” at 1122 Jackson #1006, is being billed as the most unique loft in downtown Dallas. You know, I think they have something! It’s a 3-story, 1173 square ft., open floor plan – loft! — with bedroom alcove, one knocked out bath, it’s own private rooftop terrace and a (condo) rooftop swimming pool on the 10th floor. In fact, it’s the only non-penthouse unit in the building that extends up to penthouse level. The top two floors create a box on top of the building that can be etched out and recognized on the Dallas skyline, even with binoculars. There you are at a party, having drinks at The Ritz: you point over to BofA Plaza and say, see that, that is my loft! Once inside, you have the exposed 90 year old brick, polished original wood floors and loft ladders as in any SoHo or Bowery loft.

Building #2 was known as the Garment Center, 10-story warehouses in light brown brick with open spaces and concrete columns housing offices and showrooms for manufacturing companies, chemical companies, and building supplies. A 2-story structure was added on the roof that once held the University Club, an exclusive private club for men. A skybridge once conveniently connected Santa Fe Building No.1 with the clubhouse. Radio station WFAA moved into and turned the former University Club space into a broadcast station in 1940.

But here’s the good news: this home comes renovated to the nines. The owner took it down to studs to gut for a personal home, then did not move in. So you’ve guessed it: you get higher-grade finish out than what Joe. Q. investor/flipper might put in. Check out this PC/Preston Hollow-worthy kitchen with stainless appliances, custom cabinetry, granite, and designer fixtures. The bath is spa-like, and the entire home boasts incredible acid-etched concrete floors where there is no wood. Young single or newlyweds, bingo, but I am also thinking a great empty nester urban retreat at a fraction of the price of many downtown condos, even the soon-to-be discounted The House. Hmmm… let’s look at what you get: 24 hour security, gated, attached parking garage. There are 202 units in this building, at least half are sold and no foreclosures, I’m told.  The new Omni is right next door. Seriously, folks, this would make a great urban second home and I should hold a contest to make you guess the dues but no, no one would ever get it: $422 a month. That’s what, $.36 a square foot? Did I do my math right?